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El Cobrador

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This happened to be in a batch of Greek coins that I had the good fortune to be the first to go through.

The distinctive, concave "waffle" reverse was what made it stand out to me. It turns out to be an issue associated with Dardanos in the Troas region of Asia Minor, and probably dates back to the 6th century BC.

Dimensions are roughly 11 by 7.5 mm, with its weight coming in at 0.57 grams.

Here're a couple of (closed) auction listings that validate its attribution:



I feel very lucky to have stumbled across this as I did.



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